Guide to the Papers of Philip Neilsen [MSS 133]

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Manuscript Name Papers of Philip Neilsen
Manuscript Number MSS 133
Last Updated July 2021
Extent 1 box + 1 AV box
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Manuscripts, drafts, and typescripts of Philip Neilsen's poetry along with correspondence, notes, and photographs

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Scope and Content

The papers of Philip Neilsen comprise manuscripts, drafts, and typescripts of his poetry including Life movies (1981), along with six photographs, correspondence, teaching notes, and drafts of stories

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Biographical Note

Wikipedia article:

Poet and academic Philip Neilsen was born in Brisbane in 1949 and attended the University of Queensland, gaining a doctorate in English. Beginning his teaching career there, he then founded the creative writing program at the Queensland University of Technology in 1996. Neilsen has been a novelist, short story writer and editor with a primary interest in poetry, which has been published in several journals and anthologies. His work has been acclaimed by Les Murray and John Kinsella, among others, and has won prizes such as the Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Poetry Award and the Melbourne Poets Union International Poetry Competition

Austlit : Philip Neilsen retrieved 10 November 2020


Administrative Information


Access and Copying Conditions

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This collection contains a variety of copyright material. Copyright is held by the creator of each item. Specific conditions for this collection are listed below. If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items. Digitised material from manuscript collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright. Refer also to the UNSW copyright, disclaimer and takedown policy. 

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Preferred Citation

Papers of Philip Neilsen, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 133, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


Donated by Philip Neilsen in one consignment under the Taxation Incentives for the Arts scheme


Subject Keywords



Philip Neilsen, 1949- — Archives

Australian poetry — 20th century

Personal Names

Philip Neilsen, 1949-





Container List


Box 1

Folder 1




Folder 2

Poetry : drafts

Folder 3


Life movies

Ron Simpson

Folder 4

Drafts of stories and teaching notes

Folder 5

Three exercise books


Audiovisual material

Photo Album 1

Six photographs of Philip Neilsen, 10 November 1988, taken by Lynn Hard at the Queensland Institute of Technology